2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: J. Davis (22.15)
RPG: J. Davis (17.38)
APG: M. Cortez (4.00)
SPG: J. Davis (2.31)
BPG: J. Davis (1.23)

March 31, 2015 7:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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‘El Granda’ Gary David explodes at perfect time as Meralco makes first final four appearance

March 30, 2015

Meralco's Gary David fires a three-pointer against NLEX. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.comMeralco’s Gary David picked a perfect time to start dropping bombs for the Bolts.

On Sunday, the player they call ‘El Granda’ was simply explosive as he scored 31 big points, leading his Meralco team to a come-from-behind victory over NLEX and send his team through to its first appearance in the PBA’s final four.

“Na-challenge rin lang ako kasi nung Game One, yung depensang ibinigay nila sa akin iba,” David told sportswriters after the game. “Ngayon, pinaghandaan ko lang. Gumamit ako ng ibang option tsaka strategy.”

In the opener, David had a quiet 13 points as he took a backseat to teammate Mark Macapagal, who erupted with 22 points off the bench....

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Bolts rally from 20 down, shock NLEX

March 30, 2015

 Josh Davis of Meralco (dark) vs Jeckster APinan of NLEX (light). PBA IMAGE by Nuki SabioMERALCO came back from 20 points down to shock NLEX, 91-85, in overtime and advance to the semifinals of the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The Bolts stared at a 64-44 deficit in the third quarter before finding their way back behind veteran guard Gary David, who scored a season-high 31 points including 14 in the fourth period.

“I thought my team played with a lot of guts in the second half,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black. “We got thoroughly outplayed in the first half by the NLEX team. They threw new wrinkles at us and we didn’t respond to them.”...

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Purefoods, Meralco go for quarterfinals sweep of Alaska, NLEX

March 29, 2015

Meralco Bolts import Josh Davis. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanThe Purefoods Star Hotshots and the Meralco Bolts eye to nail a series-clinching win against their respective opponents in Game Two of the best-of-three PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals Sunday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Purefoods and the Alaska Aces collide at 3 p.m. followed by the clash between Meralco and NLEX Road Warriors at 5:15 p.m. Both games will be broadcast live on TV5.

The Hotshots and the Bolts are both just a win away from marching on to the semifinals after scoring Game One victories last Friday. Purefoods destroyed Alaska by 34 points, 120-86, while Meralco thumped NLEX, 97-82....

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Meralco's Jared Dillinger feared out for conference after knee injury

March 28, 2015

Jared Dillinger of Meralco Bolts. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanMeralco breezed through NLEX in the first game of their best-of-three quarterfinals, but the team met an untimely misfortune as Jared Dillinger went down with an injury on Friday night.

The Daredevil may be out of the conference after badly hurting his left knee following a collision with Road Warriors' import Al Thorton in the first half.

"On that moment I was just, 'Why? Why now? Why did it have to be this moment?'" Dillinger told reporters after the game....

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Macapagal lights up as Meralco powers down NLEX for 1-0 lead

March 28, 2015

Mark Macapagal hit 5 three-pointers vs. NLEX. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanMANILA, Philippines—Meralco pushed the right buttons on Friday as it turned back NLEX, 97-82, to take a 1-0 series lead in their playoffs matchup in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

It was an almost no-contest as the Bolts picked apart the Road Warriors like it was nothing. Meralco immediately jumped to an 11-2 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.

Bolts head coach Norman Black said his team picked the right time to play as a unit after suffering three straight losses going to the playoffs....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup 8 5 0.615
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 7 6 0.538 6th
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 3 6 0.333 9th
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 6 6 0.500 7th
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 5 10 0.333 9th
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 7 7 0.500 3rd
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 8 9 0.471 7th
2012-2013 Philippine Cup 8 8 0.500 5th
2011-2012 Governors' Cup 7 8 0.467 6th
2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup 6 7 0.462 6th